First Edition of Billy Collins' The Apple That Astonished Paris; Signed by Him

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The Apple That Astonished Paris.


Item Number: 3132

Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1988.

First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Billy Collins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The hardcover edition of this book is uncommon.

In 1988 the University of Arkansas Press published Billy Collins’s The Apple That Astonished Paris, his "first real book of poems," as Collins describes it in a new, delightful preface written expressly for this new printing to help celebrate both the Press’s twenty-fifth anniversary and this book, one of the Press’s all-time best sellers. This collection includes some of Collins’s most anthologized poems, including "Introduction to Poetry," "Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House," and "Advice to Writers."

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